Completing your annual report

Completing your annual report

How to complete your program report

You can complete it right here on the website in our signatory portal. Click on ‘Log In’ in the top right hand corner, and enter your username and password. Once logged in, you will be able to update your details and program commitments, complete your Annual Progress Reporting and submit your projects for awards.

Click here to view a webinar on the annual report process

Your username and password

These details can be found in an email sent to you from CitySwitch National. If you can’t find it, or can’t remember your password, we have a ‘Forgot Password’ tool which will allow you to reset it.

Unsure if you have a log in? Just contact your local Program Manager for further information.

When you log in to the portal, you'll have access to three tabs - Manage My Info, Annual Progress Report and Change Password.

Manage My Info tab

Through this page you can update your organisation details and view a list of your current contacts and tenancies. If you see anything that needs to be updated in this list, just let your program manager know.

You can update your CitySwitch commitments from this page. We know many of you have developed new strategies and goals since joining, so we're asking everyone to refresh or update us on their commitments in efficiency, emissions, waste and wellness.

You can learn more about the Pathway to Carbon Positive here.

Annual Progress Report tab

The online report survey has three pages and you can save your progress and return at any time.

Page 1: Your projects, energy savings and achievements this year

Page 2: Progress and how the program can best support you

Page 3: Awards submissons, Champion nominations and other success stories.

Don't forget to hit Submit once you're done!

NABERS ratings and calculating your energy savings

If you have received an accredited NABERS energy rating for your tenancy in the past 12 months, you just need to share the ratings details with CitySwitch for your savings to be calculated.

If you were unable to get an accredited rating this year, but would still like to know how your tenancy is performing, we can help you with an indicative NABERS rating. Using the NABERS rating calculator, and your energy and tenancy data, we can calculate this for you.

We’ve also created an Energy Data Collection spreadsheet, which can help you to calculate your annual energy consumption from your energy bills. You can submit this spreadsheet with your annual progress report, or send it direct to your program manager.

Download the spreadsheet here

How to submit a project for a CitySwitch Award

This is done through the reporting portal. Log in to the website, go to the ‘Annual Reporting’ tab, and progress to Page 3 for the award submissions.

If you would like additional help or guidance with your award submission, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with your local Program Manager.

You can check our last year’s award winners and finalists here.

Covid-19 impacts on organisations and sustainability achievements this year

We know that Covid-19 has impacted many businesses and organisations this year, and we want to collect this feedback so that we can improve our services for you in the coming year. You’ll find some Covid-19 specific questions in this year’s survey.

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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.